Draupnir: Odin’s Golden Armband

Image from the SWIFT monitoring of Sgr A*. In the stories of the Norse Religion, when Odin’s son is killed, at the funeral Odin places on his son an armband made of gold. Called Draupnir, this armband will drop 8 rings of equal weight on every 9th night. As I have watched the data from … Continue reading

Geomagnetic Storm Strikes Earth- Expect Thunderstorms and Wild Weather Soon

Earth’s magnetosphere (simulation) from the NICT on 2011/11/22   A Geomagnetic storm is currently raging, causing our magnetosphere to, at first, compress, then expand as the shockwave pass our planet. this, as the solar activity is in a ‘lull’. Sunspot count is at 101 and flares have been all directed away from Earth.   On … Continue reading

Sunspot Number Falls to 30, Climbs to 84

  After the Sun’s dramatic fall to zero and subsequent climb to 90, a peak of 127 was seen on 7/19/2011. Eight days later, the count bottomed out at 30. Last night and this morning, the Sunspot number stands at 84. IF the pattern holds, we will see a return to low twenties in around … Continue reading

From The Astronomer’s Telegram: “New flaring activity in PKS 1510-089”

New flaring activity in PKS 1510-089 Subjects: Optical, Gamma Ray, >GeV, Request for Observations, AGN, Blazar, Quasar, Transient Following the bright flare in PKS 1510-089 reported by the AGILE and Fermi-LAT teams in ATel #3470 and Atel #3473 and reports on activities in the radio band (ATel #3500) the Automatic Telescope for Optical Monitoring (ATOM) recorded an increase … Continue reading

Sunspot Count Falls to Zero… Then Skyrockets to 90.

On 7/15/2011 @ 0226 the Sunspot count stood at 90. At 0321 on 7/15/2011 it had dropped to 79. That number held through 0216 on 7-16-2011. The image above is the most recent observation posted on the SDO site. By my count the Sunspot number is between 10 and 12. At 0432 on 7/16/2011, the … Continue reading

CME was weak, but sparks thunderstorms coast to coast

Sunspot count= 62 @ 0429. Dropped from 72 yesterday. If the pattern holds, should be on its way down to a bottom of 30 in the next 6 days. Planetary Kp= Max 3 last 24 hrs In the middle of a magnetic storm according to NICT Sim- Large volume of earthquakes from South Pacific through … Continue reading

The Final 1000 Days: Observations on a Dying World Made by One of Its Inhabitants

Original entry date: 4-5-2010                       991 days   Placing order for my first 4 pallets of granite. Like my other tile jobs, the first two were a warm up for the third. The outside brick laying will be practice for the shelter. I really don’t wanna fuck this one up!!!   Geothermal water box replacement to … Continue reading

The Final 1000 Days: Observations on a Dying World Made by One of Its Inhabitants

Original entry date: 3-27-2010                 1000 days     Prepared an extra stash of pancakes, water, cereal, and Aunt Jemimah syrup. I couldn’t decide if i wanted syrup. I don’t know. I guess I thought it to be over indulgent? Shit never goes bad, and if bees can live on honey, we should be fine on High … Continue reading

Daily observations for 7/12/11 @ 0200 UTC

Sunspot number= 67 @ 0137 Planetary Kp max past 24 hrs= 4 NICT shows smoe powerful activity, though-  USGS shows activity in the Cascades today… a 2.7M and 2.8M…. as well as a 5.5M in the Southern East Pacific Rise, 1592 miles south of Easter island. The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) shows continued activity under … Continue reading